[tex-live] Palatino / figbas

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Mon Jan 10 19:30:33 CET 2011

 >|> I'm the developer of the figbas fonts. The information in the .pfb file
 >|> says that the Fontname is FiguredBassPalatino and the Family Name is
 >|> Palatino. It seems that SUSE is using this font for rendering digits.
 >|> I'm not familiar with how SUSE selects fonts but I think this is their
 >|> issue. As far as I know, the font information is correct; if not I'll
 >|> change it but I'll need authoritative guidance.
 >|The family name should be the same as fontname, else certain
 >|applications and libraries will recognise it as a "Palatino"

I don't think that's the case.  For example,

Fontname: URWPalladioL-Roma
Family Name: URW Palladio L
Name for Humans: URW Palladio L Roman
That's the font I modified to produce plrj.pfb.

 >|P.S. I don't think you can, legally, use the name Palatino because it is

That may be. I guess I should have used Palladio. That will presumably
fix the fontconfig issue as well.

Bob T.

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